Re: Food for Thought

Date:         10 Jul 97 17:46:13 
From:         Robert Carpenter <rcarpen@LAN2WAN.COM>
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Stephen Westin wrote:
> In article <airliners.1997.1249@ohare.Chicago.COM> Gary Welch <garywelch@flex.net> writes:
> > Boeing claimed a trademark (not a patent) on the profile.
>
> No, I think they have a patent on the design. This is routine, say, in
> the car business.

I suspect the facts lie between your answers.  Surely it's a Design
Patent. A Design Patent protect how something looks, not how it works -
like a regular Patent does. There is no functional requirement.

	Bob Carpenter